Monday, 18 March 2013

18 Mar 2013 Beachy Head Overcast,sunny periods milder We

We sea-watched from 06.20-08.40 and was joined by RHC for the last hour. We then walked Birling lane, Birling loop to Belle Tout and onto the Cornish Farm Track returning back to Birling. Also called into Hodcombe. We failed to find any migrants in the areas we covered and again no diurnal migration recorded of migrants arriving on the sea-watch, even thou conditions were much nicer today.
Liz recorded a male Wheatear on her cycle ride this morning beyond Cornish Farm.

Red-throated Diver 73 E
Black-throated Diver 1 in partial s/p E with R.T.Diver.
Great Crested Grebe 6 on the sea & 1 E.
Gannet 9 E
Brent Goose 91 E
Common Scoter 61 E
Curlew 1 E
Mediterranean Gull 5 ad s/p E.
Kittiwake 16 E
Stock Dove 1
Robin 5
Wheatear 1
Stonechat 3
Song Thrush 1
Corn Bunting 1 in song Cornish Farm Track.